Modern Nature. Photographs from the Hyman Collection

Monkwearmouth, Colliery, Sunderland, co Durham

John Davies

Monkwearmouth, Colliery, Sunderland, co Durham

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

39.5 x 57 cms (15.52 x 22.40 ins)

1983

HC 11167

Exhibited

Modern Nature. Photographs from the Hyman Collection, Hepworth Wakefield, 2018-19. (This print)

Signed, titled and dated in pencil in the margin.

While evoking the long British tradition of landscape depiction, Davies is equally interested in the history of the sites that he photographs. Monkwearmouth Colliery in the northeastern English county of Durham was the last of the region's coal mines to remain operating, and it too closed a decade after Davies's photograph, ending more than eight hundred years of commercial coal mining in the area.

John Davies

Monkwearmouth, Colliery, Sunderland, co Durham

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

39.5 x 57 cms (15.52 x 22.40 ins)

1983

HC 11167

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